Michael Mize Art Blog
One of the tasks I__™ve been working on over the summer break is modifying the Daily Dose writing assignments for the painting classes, which are taught by another teacher and me. We are planning to put the entire semesters worth of assignments online at our respective teacher homepages and the students can complete them weekly at their leisure. We will then discuss the each weeks artists every Friday. This should free up a significant amount of class time daily and still allow us to incorporate the invaluable art history component. I__™m pretty excited to see how it all plays out during the course of the semester.
While I was busy retooling the semesters worth of writing assignments, I had another idea that I wanted to add into the mix. I would like to incorporate a significant female painter into every week of the assignment. I__™m well aware of the lack of attention many female artists receive in comparison to their male counterparts. I believe it would be a great motivation to the girls in our classes to see a noteworthy woman artist each week with the likes of Picasso, Rembrandt, Goya.
To further illustrate the deficient attention women artists often receive, it occurred to me that, off the top of my head, I could only come up with a handful of names. I__™ve been doing some searching around for classic and contemporary artists that would be good to feature, but it was my wife__™s brilliant idea to put this challenge to the Artid community. So who are some of your favorite female painters that you think would make a good addition to a weekly art history assignment for high school painters. If you have favorite images from these artists as well, all the better.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions___
Image Credit: Elizabeth Murray, Bop, 2002-03